Jazz in the City | Jovino Santos Neto
Jovino Santos Neto is a three-time Latin Grammy nominee, a master pianist, composer and arranger, and is among the top Brazilian musicians working today. Currently based in Seattle, throughout his career he has been closely affiliated with the Brazilian master Hermeto Pascoal and was an integral part of Pascoal's group from 1977 to 1992. Santos Neto’s personal style is a creative blend of energetic grooves, deep harmonies, telepathic improvisation, lyrical melodies, and great ensemble playing, always inspired and informed by the colorful richness of Brazilian music. His compositions include samba, choro, baião, xote, forró, marcha and many more, rooted in centuries-old musical traditions while pointing to new and adventurous harmonic languages.
Currently, Santos Neto leads his Seattle-based Quinteto and teaches piano and composition at Cornish College of the Arts. He can also be heard around the world as a piano soloist, working with symphony orchestras, jazz big bands, chamber music groups, and in collaboration with musicians such as his mentor Hermeto Pascoal, Bill Frisell, Paquito d’Rivera, Airto Moreira, Claudio Roditi, David Sanchez, Joe Locke, Marco Granados, and many more. He has recorded multiple albums with his Seattle-based Quinteto, including Canto do Rio, nominated for a Latin Grammy in 2004. In 2006, Adventure Music released Roda Carioca with an all-Brazilian lineup including Joyce, Hermeto Pascoal, and several other notable musicians and longtime colleagues, earning him a second Latin Grammy nomination.
Tickets to this program are free of charge, and our seating capacity is limited. Free tickets, limit 2 per person, may be reserved in advance, up to two days before the program. The reserved tickets may be picked up on the day of the program at the desk in the foyer outside the auditorium. There is no late seating, so please arrive at least 15 minutes early. All unclaimed tickets (regardless of reservations) will be released to standby 10 minutes before the program!
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On the day of the program, pre-registered and standby tickets may be picked up beginning one hour before the program at the desk in the foyer outside the auditorium. All unclaimed tickets (regardless of reservations) will be released to standby 10 minutes before the program.